Discoveries

By Beverly Stephen Show me oaks dripping with Spanish moss and I’m there. Add a dollop of Southern hospitality, cobblestone streets, and a hint of haunted houses and I’m buying a plane ticket. Savannah was calling. But nothing prepared me for the charm of its unique squares. Savannah has 22

By Bart Beeson “A summer vacation is not a luxury, a matter for economy. It is an insurance policy against a breakdown next winter or in the near future.” So wrote Edward Hoyt, the owner of Madison, New Hampshire’s Purity Spring Resort, in the early 1900s. Originally running a spring

By Catherine Sabino Dramatic coastal settings, richly colored houses perched with stage-set perfection by snug harbors, rustic seaside cuisine and a seductive dolce far niente ambiance are just some of the reasons spots like Portofino and Cinque Terre have long been among the most sought-after destinations in the world. (And sought

By Julian I. Graubart   Being cyclists at home in Washington, DC, where car traffic is a nightmare, my wife Barbara and I were excited to experience a city in which there are four times as many bikes as cars and bike lanes are ubiquitous. But, as pedestrians in Amsterdam

SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY with Michaela Guzy in Florence, Italy from OhThePeopleYouMeet.com on Vimeo.

By Everett Potter The famed French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck might not be the first name that comes to mind when choosing to redesign one of Switzerland’s rarefied five-star hotels. Starck seemed a somewhat unlikely choice to deconstruct and reimagine the hotel Eden au Lac in Zurich, better

By Cathie Arquilla Costa Cruises’ new flagship, the Costa Toscana is a love letter to Italy. Adam Tihany, the Creative Director of the ship explained, “Costa wanted to build a ship that presents all the beauty and fantastic experiences of Italy. I said to myself, it’s an easy thing to

By Shari Hartford The pandemic hit every industry and every employee hard…both financially and personally. The service and hospitality industries were especially hard hit and continue to ride out the repercussions today. In New York City, I am happy to see the slow but steady progress of reopening, rebranding and

By Larry Olmsted Golf was born in Scotland more than six centuries ago, and it has always been the number one dream destination on earth for a “Bucket List” golf trip. But while it oozes history, excellent new courses continue to be built, and several notable ones have opened in

By Julian I. Graubart A day after the fabulous wedding of a friend’s daughter at 13th century Duurstede Castle (https://kasteelduurstede.nl/ ), located outside Utrecht, Netherlands, my wife Barbara and I took the 30-minute train ride to Amsterdam. We are so lucky as to stay with friends in an appealing old section